UK embassy in Sweden spends $8,500 on celebrity Johnson lookalike
At a time when the UK is facing its largest economic crisis in decades, its embassy in Sweden spent taxpayer money on impersonators at the Queen's platinum jubilee party.
On Monday, The Times revealed that the UK Embassy in Sweden paid $8,500 last summer to celebrity impersonators for a celebration honoring the Queen's platinum jubilee. The lookalikes played the role of artists including Baby Spice, David Bowie as well as former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The newspaper published a photo depicting the impersonator of Johnson confined, wearing a straitjacket and a muzzle, similar to the Hannibal Lecter character from the film The Silence of the Lambs.
The party was held in June of last year at the home of Judith Gough, the UK's current ambassador to Sweden and a former representative of the country in Ukraine, according to the newspaper.
Previously, the British Foreign Office refuted claims made in the report that Johnson was portrayed by an actor at the jubilee Stockholm party.
According to the report, the Labour Party criticized the event as "a grotesque waste of taxpayers' money."
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